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Cycle Rickshaw Project-Samman

It great to see the innovative efforts of Irfan Alam who has come up with unique idea of rickshaws with seat belt, first aid kit, lilting music, insurance cover for driver and passenger and much more.

Social Innovation of this type gives just us the idea about the untapped potential which exists in Bihar.Irfan's effort not only gives this age old profession a new face but also brings lot of respect to the profession. It symbolizes the changing face of Bihar where every individual is given its due place in society as we are rising above the social stigmas of caste and creed in our journey to create a socially equitable state.

Nearly 100 such cycle rickshaws are seen traversing the city roads, after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the ‘Cycle Rickshaw project – Samman’ from Sheikhpura House in Patna.

The innovative project, conceived by Irfan Alam, a 25-year-old youth from Begusarai, who wore the Zee TV’s ‘Business Baazigar’ crown, is being supported by the State Government.An MBA from Pondicherry, having done his management development programme from IIM-A, Irfan met Nitish when the latter visited the institute last November.

Irfan, who is the founder and director of Samman Foundation, a New Delhi-based NGO, wants to take the environment-friendly cycle rickshaw to the luxury lane by providing facilities like soft drink, mineral water, newspaper and first aid in a rickshaw. The project, given the go-ahead even by Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, is working fine in the New Capital Region (NCR). Irfan is very passionate about his project. "We were in touch with IIT (Delhi & Guwahati), the National Innovative Foundation (Ahmedabad) and the Nimbkar Agriculture Research Institute (Phaltan, Maharashtra) to develop a new prototype of cycle-rickshaw, which could be converted into a modern mode of transport.

The project not only aims at making life better for rickshaw pullers, but also making rickshaw a marketing engine and to convert a pathetic travel into joy ride.



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Ajit,
I wanna contact Irfan to take his idea forward to another small town which is my native place. So far, i haven't been able to find his contact info anywhere. Are you aware of it?

Hi

I am working on an urban development project in Bihar and was just curious about the financing model being used for providing the rickshaw loans. Is it being done under SJSRY or PMRY??

Kindly provide some info...

hi
this s aman bansal from punjab,

m feeling so proudy dat our india's personalities gona rocking.
irfaan bhai i want to be a part of samman. pls ........


i want 2 meet with u at once.

aman bansal
9356821222

jaiiiiiiiiiii hindddddddd

jaiiiiiiiiiiiiiii BHARAT,

HELLO IRFAN BHAI, I ALREADY POST A COMMENT FOR SOME INFOR. BHAI ACTUALLY I WANT TO CREAT AN NGO IN MY HOMWTOWN WITH NEW GENERATION SO THAT WE PREVENT THEM FROM OUTSIDE PROBLEMS & DRUGS USES. BRO PLS TALK WITH ME OR MAKE ME A CALL FROM ANY PERSON WHO GIVES ME ALL INFORMATION ABOUT SAMMAAN. K BRO PLS TELL ME SOMETHING.......






WITH THX URS
AMAN BANSAL 9356821222

as salam ala kum ! irfhan bhai!
brother I m an engineer and also pursuing MBA.My thaughts are vary innovatives as like u and Rght now I m working on a project named "Jagriti" which is for proving recruitment for youngsters in varios innovative fields.
And what I want from u is a guidence on how can we both work together to provide jobs to uneducated youth ,by making this RICKSHAW project more Hi-tech(more luxurious)

contact me if possible,desperately waiting for ur response.

09889589680,
09236828579.

thanks for this post...good post

well done IRFAN BHAI, May GOD Bless u.






Sayeedur rahman
9990131392

salam alaikum irfan bhai ...main abu zafar imam, an MBA. i have also the same hunger for innovation and for making a relevant change among the masses. i want to be part of your team PLZ GIVE ME A CHANCE TO CATALYT YOUR INNOVATIVE EQUATION.kindly call me on this no if possible. 08873628595...

allah apko apke maksad me kamyab kare. amin

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